Product Director - Madgex

Brighton and Hove

Closing date: 07/11/2017

We are experts in career technology. We have been providing job board and recruitment technology to our clients since 2000, working with the world’s leading media brands and organisations in 10 languages and 14 countries.
Madgex has offices based across the globe and has been named in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and Great Places to Work.

Job Description:

We’re looking for a Product Director to lead and manage our core technology products, joining our senior management team.This is a great opportunity for someone with the right experience, personality and attitude.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Madgex; we’re growing and expanding and have ambitious targets. We’re looking for someone with demonstrable leadership skills, someone commercially minded, that will naturally galvanise, lead and manage mixed teams to achieve our strategic ambitions, delivering excellent business results.

Skills Range:

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • You’ll have solid product management experience built over a number of years
  • Have experience in managing technology products
  • Will understand the technology landscape and show an understanding of the impacts of technological change
  • Commercial skills over specific technology skills
  • SaaS and B2B technology product experience would be strongly beneficial, but not essential
  • A strong understanding of how development teams are organised and operate, especially how this varies between enterprise and start-up environments
  • Experience of building, leading and managing teams spread geographically would be advantageous
  • Experience of agile methodologies would be beneficial, but you can show breadth of understanding of the pros and cons of different development approaches

Skills and experience essential to have:

  • Getting insight, market research, having insight into the market for your product gained from customers, competitive research and analysis
  • You will have a degree and probably an MBA
  • Developing propositions, generating ideas, producing variants for different market segments & geographies supported by sound business and investment cases
  • Commercial models and pricing strategies
  • Giving direction, setting strategy for the product and/or portfolio strategy and ongoing roadmaps with good internal and external communication of these
  • Managing product lifecycles
  • Evangelising products within the business and in marketplaces
  • Identifying, leveraging and managing technology or service partnerships that aid product adoption or growth

In terms of general experience:

  • You have international experience, possibly having worked in different markets yourself or your products being used in different markets globally
  • Languages in addition to English would be beneficial but not essential
  • You have probably worked in corporate, SME and possibly start up environments giving you a range of experience in working cultures and approaches
Key Area: Production Management 15-1199.09Production Management
Salary: £85,000
Attendance: Full-Time
Additional Information:

Our Values

  • We work intelligently – we’re smart, we’re problem solvers and we innovate
  • We collaborate – with our clients, with each other and with our community
  • We’re bold – we think big, we challenge and we’re brave
  • We strive for personal growth – we’re ambitious, we’re driven and we’re constantly learning
  • We enjoy what we do – we’re passionate, we’re supportive and we achieve

At Madgex, we are a community. We’re a friendly bunch with passion, ambition and we thrive on team work, learning & development and our regular social gatherings. As an equally important member of our team you will be rewarded with:

  • A salary of up to £85,000, reviewed annually
  • 25 days holiday, increasing each year you work with us
  • Flexible working – we believe in work/life balance
  • Enhanced family/partner friendly policies – we want to support you in those big life moments
  • Genuine commitment to your health and well-being, including Simply Health Cash Plan, Perkbox, Cycle to Work scheme and a whole host of activities and approaches from Yoga to monthly massages organised by our dedicated Health & Happiness team
  • Free Food Fridays including salad, cake and our infamous Deli Day
  • Team socials – we’ve had everything from BBQs and bootcamps to beer and our annual birthday bash
  • We're committed to your personal career growth and we'll provide you with learning and development resources
  • A dedicated Buddy in your first week alongside a full induction schedule, giving you the chance to meet the whole Madgex family and we’ll even eat cake to celebrate you joining

We can't wait to hear from you and invite you into the Madgex team.

Equal Opportunities Statement:
Madgex is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Employees and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (Protected Characteristics).



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